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Group plans to rescue neglected, sick cattle

Hope is to return them either to farm or market

10:01 PM, Nov. 25, 2012
Bill Blemke stands in front of the area on his property near Irma where he hopes to build a barn to house rescued cattle.
Bill Blemke stands in front of the area on his property near Irma where he hopes to build a barn to house rescued cattle.
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Malnourished and mistreated cattle in Wisconsin might soon have a new home in northern Wisconsin.

The nonprofit group Cattle Rescue Inc., formed earlier this month, plans to raise $500,000 to construct a facility to nurse sickly cattle back to health and return them to market.

Bill Blemke, 58, of Irma, always wondered why animal rescue shows on television seemed to save every kind of animal but cattle. He decided to take matters in his own hands after learning that the Dairy State does not have any rescue groups dedicated to cows. ...

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